Last Friday I stumbled out of the cinema, shaking all over my body and once I reached the subway, collapsed on it.
Gravity was powerful, guys.
Most of what there can be said about this masterpiece, has already been said: “totally absorbing”, “just blew us away”, “truly life-affirming miracle”, “triumphant achievement from Alfonso Cuaron”, “can’t picture anyone else [but Bullock] in that role“, “a technical marvel” and “phenomenal the use of 3D”, off the top of my head.
I remember one moment when I wasn’t fully preoccupied. It was when they were racing towards Earth through space. My heart threatened to jump out of my chest – I don’t remember being as scared in a long time. And then I thought to myself, “Hey! Hey! It’s a film! Chill the fuck out!”. And then Gravity pulled me right back in. Any time Ryan couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t either.
I wanted a longer scene with merely an astronaut on an enormous background of space. That was the only thing I missed here.
The beginning of the last scene with Clooney was the happiest for me, and I couldn’t stop crying when it ended. Oh, and I thought he was great. He was the easy-going veteran with warmth in his heart and most importantly, made his choice believable. Yet I think his portrayal’s depth is revealed through rewatches. I noticed it after I had seen it once, and haven’t been able to stop thinking of it still. Stevee ended her review with: “And remember, we were all here blogging about it when it first came out. This is a special time indeed.” I agree. I have never been more thankful to be a film blogger.
Plot: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. via IMDb.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
I’d almost given up hope on this series because the last three episodes after the ever-brilliant premiere of this season have been immensely disappointing – but hooray, they picked themselves back up! Honestly, anyone who loves Supernatural’s earlier seasons and who loved Doctor Doolittle cannot but smile at this episode.
Headlines: Charlie is fun, even if this episode was very random and imho, too light for Supernatural – though it was great to see Sam finally raising a bit of a fuss over the Zeke-thing. Portrayal of the Wicked Witch was cool and Crowley’s reaction was the highlight of the episode. A fun filler episode, yet kinda made me think maybe this season could be 22 episodes and that would be okay.
- It’s half past ten in the evening and I want to do nothing but sleep. The second part of this week has been sleepy quiet, film–wise.
- November will be awesome: Don Jon, Gravity, The Counselor, The Fifth Estate, Blue Jasmine, Catching Fire and Thor: The Dark World are all coming to Norway and I don’t care how broke I’ll be, I’ll see them all.
- Until then I’m gonna keep myself entertained by the reviews. Not good for my spoiler avoidance, excellent for fun reading.
- DIGITAL SHORTBREAD, a very insightful blog, gave ⅜ to The Counselor and the reviews are generally unfavourable. Disappointing, I know. The Fifth Estate got the same mark, but I still want to see it, bad. Benedict Cumberbatch makes everything good.
- Speaking of Cumberbatch, Sherlock is coming back in January! Yay!! I watched Star Trek Into Darkness for the fourth time, first time outside of cinema – with my own DVD I got as a birthday gift (so cool!) and he was as good as ever.
- I found a very, very good blog tonight: THE MOVIE SCENE, who reviewed Blue Jasmine, which is apparently superb. Another favouring review was from FRAME RATES.
- Jumping a bit back in time, the Analyzing De Niro blogathon, led by Tyson (HEAD IN A VICE) and Mark (MARKED MOVIES) began! It’s my first–ever blogathon, so naturally, I’m excited. Check out the entries here! Considering the amount of participants, this thing’s gonna last for more than a month – wow!
- I hope this image says enough. Yep, I started with 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and A Trip to the Moon was awesome, and I also saw The Great Train Robbery. The splashes of colour were so impressive! 1902 and 1903… I had no idea all of this goes so far back.
- Stevee is back and CINEMATIC PARADOX is up and running again! And her blog is where I got the inspiration to open the book (since we have it – the first edition – at home) and start watching.
- I also saw Shame (excellent), Apocalypse Now! (three and a half hours were a stretch, but I love Vietnam War films, so me and my host bro stuck with it) and Carrie (1976), which redefined the horror genre. I’ve read a lot of reviews of the remake and everybody hates it – and I hated the trailer alone. Sissy Spacek’s eyes are incredible.
- I really feel like I’m learning a lot about film. Next up are Scarface and Thelma & Louise. I’m excited!
- Especially since apart from HIMYM, everything TV–wise sucked this week. Supernatural in particular. I think I’m just going to forget that episode ever happened. And think, season 5’s episode 3 (Free to be You and Me) was one of the greatest eps… not even talking about episode 4 (The End). Maybe SPN really does need to get off the air.
- I’m No Angel is like HIMYM’s season 5 episode 7 (The Rough Patch) – an episode that shouldn’t have happened.
- My comfort is watching films. So I’ll just do that.
- Oh, and Breaking Bad! I just finished episode 10 of season 5 and HOLY SHIT, that series has a lot more twists I expected. I’m hooked and actually might watch the rest tomorrow. Brilliant.
- On the traditional “unrelated note”, today I found out Birdy is fivemonths younger than me. I want to cry.
- Thanks for reading!! To finish. On the right side: something I desperately miss from TVD. Gorgeous. And so damn classy.